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Feb 28
5pm to 7pm
Mar 1
9am to 1pm
Mar 2
9am to 2pm


Terms of Sale: Cash or check; check with proper photo ID
Dealers welcome!
Friday only: Numbers out at 8:30 AM
All items sold as is. No refunds.
We have gone green and provide only limited boxes, bags and protective paper. Please bring some packing materials along, especially if you anticipate buying a lot of china or small items.
$15 donation at door on Thursday evening only; proceeds to benefit Animal Rescue Coalition, New College Foundation and Women's Resource Center of Sarasota

Karin's Causes's team has assembled their biggest and best sale ever, loaded with affordable items, from vintage collectibles to fine art and a little quirky kitsch in between.   Our sales are always popular with dealers and collectors who scoop up treasures fast, so shop early.  Below is an at-a-glance list of categories.  An expanded inventory is available upon request. Contact us through this website.   Please check back a few days before the sale begins when many more photos will be uploaded.  Thanks for looking.

  • Art — fine and folk, glass, ceramic, regionalism; items of gallery quality including low numbered Syd Solomon 1 of 100 lithograph
  • Asian — lots of Buddhas, blue and white ware, ginger jars, lamps with cloisionné bases and porcelain with koi design
  • Books and Ephemera — including the rare, collectible and first editions and beautiful coffee table books and miniatures dating up to midmod era
  • China, Crystal  and Fine Porcelain — recognizable names 
  • Clothing and Accessories — including designer handbags
  • Decorative Wares — many items suitable for interior designer look and giftable; several nice pair of lamps and chandeliers, both metal midmod and sophisticated
  • Ethnic — including African, Caribbean and South American
  • Games — including vintage mahjongg set with Bakelite tiles
  • Jewelry — fine as well as costume; close to 1000 pieces ; added on 7 February, from the estate of a wealthy Longboat Key philanthropist, 90 pieces of costume and some fine jewelry, including lots of Brighton, fabulous designer stone jewelry by Simon Sebbag and others; pink and green quartz items; a fab large pearl neckalce with14K clasp; high end Biwa pearl necklace; some nice rings and Kenneth J. Lane in box with papers; more pictures to follow a day or two before sale
  • Native American
  • Religious — icons, Judaica
  • Sculpture
  • Toys — many vintage metal toys, children's books and desirable dolls



























Discounts of 30% are taken Saturday on almost everything.  Thanks for shopping our sale!More vignettes can be seen in the last few photos.Syd Solomon  (1917 - 2004)
"Shore Sentry" 19/100 - 1977
Limited edition of 100; signed and numbered by artist
Colored lithograph on hand-made German etching   paper; 22" x 30" w/o frame ; 27” x 35" w/ frameMantle urn and clock by W.L. Wong reproductions33” signed painted bisque or chalkware doll figure; signature appears to be Italian — P. L. Grinnalla? Pair of famille verte vases, mark raised in glaze on bottomAustin Productions Buddha with flute; 19.5” w/base; base measures 9.5” x 7.5" x 1.5"Pair of decorative modern foo dogs; 12” HPair of ginger jars with original $275 price tag on bottom; 10” HOriginal price tag on the bottom of each of the ginger jarsThree polished cypress wood Japanese boxes (only one shown) with carved Noh mask lids; 5.5” HWoodblock print:  Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949), Snow at Zojoji, 1933One of our favorite and somewhat mysterious pieces —  a watercolor (?) from c. 1900, signed and notated in L/L, indicating it is the Karamon Gate in the shogunate shrine in Nikko, Japan.  The signature looks to be C. Jee and another name (?), not to be confused with the modern S. Jee.  Frame  to frame it measures 17” x 14”.   Image size: 11.5” x 8.75”   The reverse says that this is a work on parchment that was cleaned and restored by Anne S. Wolfe.  Large composite Tang horseAssorted pieces of early 19th century china by H.M. Williamson & Son.  Ours looks to have the same pattern registration number as that on a Ruby Lane listing with possibly the last number.  The difference could indicate a slightly different colorway or date.Lug-handled Limoges coffeepotRoyal Doulton figurine, The BeggarRoyal Doulton figurines:  Autumn Breezes (with muff); Polka and Marjorie (with book)Baccarat's Rearing Horse; Retail $750 — ours a lot lessMurano glass sailboatRaku vessel with removable metal collar; 12” HPeruvian terracotta candelabra w/handled backHand carved figure of William Tell and his son, Walter, after the statue by Kissling in Altdorf; 23.75"Osage Indian doll from the CarolinasClose-up of Osage Indian doll from the CarolinasA few Native American baskets, many coiled, some twinedDetail of lidded, coiled Native American basketVintage folk art-y watermelon basketOne of two vintage watermelon basketsWatercolor portrait signed by Ruth Walsh; image 9"25” x 7.5” &  w/frame 14.25” x 11.25”; one of many pieces we like to offer by artists we refer to as unlisted adepts, and many priced under $50Reproduction of "Rini" painted by former president of IndonesiaOil on canvas entitled "The Wine Taster" (after Velázquez) by 19th century Napolese M. A. de Salvin; some sources list as French; in beautiful, old frame; oil on canvas; 18.9” X 14.57”; w/frame 28.5" x 24";
signed on reverseLandscape with horse; original oil on masonite; signed L/R M. Kelly? McColly?; 17.5" x 23.5"; w/frame 21" x 26.5"Seascape signed only "Bernice"; with the frame: 16.5” x 31”Reproduction of Edward Potthast's "Children Playing by the Seashore"Impressionist oil w/passages of impasto, signed L/L but not legible; 11.5" × 15.5" image; 18.75" x 23.25” with frameArtwork signed Manil, Manit, Mami T (?) L/R; possibly Vietnamese villageOriginal oil on canvas by Winter Haven artist Beatrice Elliott, 2006 "Peace," c. 1950 by Chaim Gross; metalOne of three folk art paintings by C. Smith; have tracked down two more sales of this artist's but have no additional data on suchClose-up of Linda Bruce Salomon artwork and Scottish bunny, purchased from Corbino GalleryVery difficult to find large terracotta and slip wallart by Tucson artists Tim and Pamala Ballingham; "The Jester," c. late 1970's; signed and titled on reverse, with hardware for hanging; according to artists, secondary market prices reach $1200, but our price nowhere near suchVery difficult to find large terracotta and slip wallart by Tucson artists Tim and Pamala Ballingham; "Desert Dawn," c. late 1970's; signed and titled on reverse, with hardware for hanging; according to artists, secondary market prices reach $1200, but our price nowhere near suchPlate by Pat Espey, Seattle artist whose works reference nature; we have several Espey piecesOne of two rare 1990 platters by renowned Sarasota artist Scott Causey; secondary market prices get up to $900, but our price nowhere near thatOne of two rare 1990 platters by renowned Sarasota artist Scott Causey; secondary market prices get up to $900, but our price nowhere near thatLarge 18” x 18” art glass shell — green throughout, but photographed on white sheet which shows through at baseAn amish ceramic art bowl, about 14” at the widest and 8” tall; gallery label indicates the colors evoke  quiet reflection and the shape recalls the free movements of natureCeramic rooster; 23" TAssortment of bags.  We cannot vouch for the authenticity of all of them.Vintage Dooney & Bourke leather bagSimon Sebbag stone beads, turquoise and sterling necklace from LBK philanthropist; marked SSD 925 ; heavy sterling claspNikki Feldbaum Sedacca 
Gold, cultured and freshwater pearls broach
2” x 2.25"Majorca pearls from the estate of a Sarasota philanthropistNative American bone necklaceGlass bead necklaceFaux ruby belt buckle; about 4” with no black banding— shot on black background which explains black edge7" Chinese filigree bracelet with four carved cinnabar floral insets; stamped SILVER on clasp; gold wash over silverJade ring from a Sarasota philanthropistOver 1000 pieces of costume to fine jewelry are available.  Above: a  few of the Brighton items and a sampling of necklaces added from the estate of an LBK philanthropist.  Trio of three railroad lanterns, two by Dietz one by EmburyCarved, painted pair or candlesticks purchased years ago in Santa Fe by area philanthropist and art-savvy collector; 16”First edition of Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" — no dust jacket1937 first edition of Audubon's "The Birds of America" — no dust jacketInterior of first edition of an Audubon work shown in previous photo.  We have many coffee table books as well as rare books and ephemera.1951 first edition softcover Pogo by Walt KellyGreat item to recall our precious WWII vets:  1940's Japanese lacquerware accordion-style album, fans open to about 20 blank pages; interior boards hand-painted by Teiichi, depicting scenes of U.S. servicemen on duty in Kyoto; lot of historical interest2nd picture of Japanese lacquerware accordion photo album with hand paintings on boards; commemorates service of Army engineers in Kyoto during the occupation3 rd photo of 1040's Japanese lacquerware album showing hand-painted Army headquarters in Kyoto, insignia of servicement and Geisha girlLast photo of 1940's Japanese lacquerware album showing Army surveyors working in Kyoto; identity of man to far right likely known through custom papers in album: Frank F. Ali, enlisted in PittsburgMahjonng set with Bakelite tiles and faux black alligator or croc embossed caseOne of a pair of 23” tall oval lyre tables by Lexington ChairOne of six small reproductions of famous Jewish rabbis and sages by Meir Kundstadt (Austrian); each image 6” x 4” in frameThree miniature Russian icon plaques depicting Saint Christopher of Lycea carrying Christ Child; Christ Pantocrator and Saint Catherine of Alexandria, with her wheelOne of quite a few hats in the jewelry and accessories galleryMiniatures: Stewart, Patricia, "The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi. " Ariel Books, Andrews and McMeel, Kansis City, 1996; 2.25” x 1 7/8”; and a signed, hinged lacquered box, 1 1/8” x 1 1/8” x 1”Two packs of 20 miniature photos of Chicago sites from the Grogan Co. of Danville, IL, known for pocket-sized packs of photos of historic points of interest; photos under 2” x 3”; rare and in good conditionAfrican Female Figure
Early to mid 20th century
Bamileke/ Cameroon Grassfields; has characteristic protruding ears and eyes, filed teeth, rounded shoulders and back of head, and is carrying a ritual calabashOne of a pair of Polynesian water ladles, man and woman; have seen referred to as offeratory containers as well Black Americana dollFour vintage Caribbean tourist dolls in native attire; possibly Jamaican Rasta colors of green, gold and yellow; each holding musical instruments; 4” highThree pair of gloves made in Crown Colony of Hong Kong; embellished w/beads and decorative stitching ; L to R: 12”, 8" and 14"Green beaded 7" x 6.25" purse by Caché and 6.5" x 6.25 floral design purse, made in IndiaBeaded purses; 4" x 3.5" strawberry coin purse and 4" x 6.25" clutchElliptical lamp; plastic, cloth; 42.5";  mid-mod hipMetal and litho toy kitchen by Superior Toy Co.; mid-century; 11” x 23" x 4"One if several Asianware tables which include decorative and jewelry boxes, lamps, ginger jars, buddhas, Tang-style and wooden horses, tea sets, fans, Asian art and more....Americana tables include rooster lamps, ceramic and metal roosters and two 1969 Dante Distillery ceramic flasks — one with CA quail and one with a prairie chicken — and a Pat Espey bowl and plate.  What would a Sarasota sale be without a circus table? Ours includes a Victoria Impex clown from 1976, a Flambro Emmett Kelly, Jr. clown, a framed Pallenberg's Wonder Bears print and an electric carousel with music...and the horses move!There are several tables of vintage toys, including the above table of cars, only a portion of which is shown.Toys and dolls tables include dolls by Madame Alexander and Hummel; figurines by Goebel, Beatrix Potter books and figures by Royal Albert; stuffed animals; a 1965 Blonde Misty Tammy doll and collectible toy cars.  Outsider art and Black Americana include two carved wolf or dog drummers from a North Carolina vendor; antique Hubley dogs and horses; handmade cloth dolls: a folk art handled bandbox-style lidded box; brightly painted vintage folk art candle holders and folk art baskets and carved figures.Glassware includes lots of recognizable names as well as the above mainly unsigned antique pieces.African and ethnic wares include Bamileke, Lega, Senegalese and Toga figures along with items from Polynesia, Indonesia and elsewhere.Over 1000 pieces of fine to costume jewelry await, along with designer bags and hats.Designer décor tables include lots of wine lovers imagery along with entertainment cutlery and tablescaping accessories.Thank you for looking.  We look forward to seeing you at the sale!Very cool mid-mod "poured" wood lamp, about 9” in diameter; Native American campsite sceneAbout 14” tall vintage wood hand-painted candlesticks...a bargain today!

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